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Mile High Morning: Broncos meet with Nathaniel Hackett for second interview


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The Broncos' search for a new head coach continued on Monday as Packers offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett visited the team's headquarters.

Hackett spent several hours at UCHealth Training Center to speak again with General Manager George Paton and the team's search committee, tour the organization's facilities and meet several team executives from different departments within the organization.

Hackett is the first candidate to visit UCHealth Training Center during the team's head-coaching search. The Broncos completed their initial interview with Hackett on Jan. 15.

The Packers' offensive coordinator for the last three seasons, Hackett has 14 years of NFL experience and eight years as an NFL offensive coordinator. During his time in Green Bay, Hackett has helped guide an offense that ranked first in scoring in 2020 and finished in the top 15 in all three seasons. The Packers have also thrown the fewest interceptions in each of the last three seasons.

While with the Packers, Hackett has worked closely with quarterback Aaron Rodgers, who seems poised to win his second consecutive MVP award.

Prior to arriving in Green Bay, Hackett helped lead the Jaguars to the fifth-ranked scoring offense and an AFC Championship game appearance in 2017. As the play-caller in Jacksonville, Hackett helped Blake Bortles to his most successful season as a pro and also guided the league's top rushing offense.

Hackett, 42, also served as the Bills' offensive coordinator for a pair of seasons.

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